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8 New books just released and posted on 19th June

A Life in Science
SCIENCE IN THE SOUL by Richard Dawkins
A new anthology of essays and previously published and unpublished work by the brilliant evolutionary biologist, author of The Selfish Gene and The God Delusion. Read more…
An hilarious book with a serious message for students and teachers alike
Tired of being bullied, middle-school underdogs ‘Pottymouth’ and ‘Stoopid’ finally fight back with the power of funny. Read more…
Children’s Comedy Fiction
The Misadventures of Max Crumbly 2 by Rachel Renée Russell
From 1 New York Times bestselling Dork Diaries author Rachel Renee Russell comes the second book in an all-new series about Max Crumbly and his daily ups and downs in middle school. Read more…
A stand alone “Who Dunnit” Thriller
MURDER GAMES by James Patterson
A gripping stand-alone thriller from bestselling author James Patterson. Read more…
An eerie thriller for adults and young adults
Out of the Ice by Ann Turner
‘A cinematic page-turner’ Weekend Australian. By the bestselling author of The Lost Swimmer, a tense, eerie thriller set in the icy reaches of Antarctica. Read more…
A classic spy adventure
NIGHTHAWK by Clive Cussler and Graham Brown
The latest Kurt Austin action-packed NUMA Files adventure novel from the UK No. 1 bestseller Clive Cussler. Read more…
MAD by Chloe Esposito
The first in a series of dark, sexy thrillers set across London and Sicily. Read more…
Jack Ryan’s back!
Tom Clancy Point of Contact by Mike Maden
Secrets are the foundation of intelligence work, but Jack Ryan Jr’s about to find out that the deadliest secret of all may be standing right next to him. Read more…
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2017 school terms

Term 1 - 10 or 11 weeks
Start date

Between Monday 30 January (at the earliest);
and Tuesday 7 February (at the latest)

End date

Thursday 13 April
(96-106 half days)


Public holiday: Waitangi Day
School holiday: 2 weeks (includes Easter and Easter Tuesday and Anzac Day)
Friday 14 April – Sunday 30 April 

Term 2 - 10 weeks
Start date

Monday 1 May

End date

Friday 7 July
(98 half days)


Public holiday: Queen's birthday
School holiday: Saturday 8 July – Sunday 23 July

Term 3 - 10 weeks
Start date

Monday 24 July

End date

Friday 29 September
(100 half days)


2 weeks
Saturday 30 September – Sunday 15 October

Term 4 - up to 10 weeks
Start date

Monday 16 October

End date

Primary, intermediate and special schools:
No later than Wednesday 20 December
(94 half days)*
Secondary and composite:

No later than Thursday 14 December
(86 half days)**